Category Archives for Hacking

Bionic Roshambo at GAME Dublin and Moscow

11. July 2013 by Kieran
Categories: Hacking, Interaction Design, Physical Computing, Tangible Interfaces, Video Games | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

N900 Cyber Kanny

Here’s my hardware hack idea for Nokia’s N900 Push contest, the N900 Cyber Kanny: In Finland, the homeland of Nokia, mobile phones are referred to as Kannys, which literally means “an extension of the hand”. I would like to make … Continue reading

19. October 2009 by Kieran
Categories: Arduino, Electronics, Hacking, Tangible Interfaces | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ISEA 2009 workshop slides

Here are the slides from the Hacking Toys Into Tangible Interfaces workshop that was held at DKIT last week for the ISEA / International Symposium of Electronic Arts 2009 conference. Thanks to everyone that participated :) Hacking Toys Into Tangible … Continue reading

06. September 2009 by Kieran
Categories: Electronics, Hacking, Physical Computing, Tangible Interfaces, Video Games | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ISEA 2009 paper and workshop

I’m presenting a paper at the ISEA 2009 Conference (International Symposium on Electronic Arts) in Belfast this August. It’s under the ‘Posthumanism’ category and called ‘The Real Virtual Living’. Basically in it I’m examining what people thought the ‘cyberfuture’ would … Continue reading

04. July 2009 by Kieran
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Analog vs Digital & Music Interfaces @ DEAF 08

Yesterday I headed to the Digital Hub in Dublin to listen to some talks about making music and to watch a film screening, all these were happening as part of the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival.

27. October 2008 by Kieran
Categories: Hacking, Music | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hacking Toys into Tangible Controllers

Here are some recent projects from my Multimedia Group Project module for year 2 of the Creative Multimedia degree at DKIT. The student groups were each given a toy and assigned the task of hacking it together with a keyboard … Continue reading

16. June 2008 by Kieran
Categories: Electronics, Hacking, Tangible Interfaces | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Hacking Toys, Bending Circuits

Circuit bending is “the creative short-circuiting of devices such as low voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children’s toys and small synthesizers to create new musical instruments and sound generators.” (Wikipedia). Here’s a little video of some audio glitching that happened during … Continue reading

19. February 2008 by Kieran
Categories: Circuit Bending, Electronics, Hacking | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Sinister 7 – Interactive Munny

This article from Sparkfun.com details a really interesting piece of work made with some of their equipment, an electronic version of the Magic 8-Ball game that detects motion through a gyroscope and displays its information on a mobile-phone screen embedded … Continue reading

02. February 2008 by Kieran
Categories: Designer Toys, Electronics, Hacking | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mobile TV, Toon Boom & Machinima @ Darklight

I caught a few of the presentations at Friday’s session of the Darklight 2007 symposium. First up was a talk from reps of 02, Eircom, Babelgum and RTÉ about the future of television and how mobile-tv and tv-on-demand rewrite the … Continue reading

24. June 2007 by Kieran
Categories: Animation, Hacking | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rock, Scissors, (Research) Paper

DKIT’s Department of Music & Creative Media recently held it’s 4th Annual Research Colloquium. Nine papers were presented by students and staff, ranging from the effects of social networking sites on peoples lives to the middle east conflict. I made … Continue reading

07. May 2007 by Kieran
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